Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Duchess Kate's Official Patronages - Other

In an effort to kept things organized this section features only Duchess Kate's patronages that don't fall into other categories. We may move these patronages as new categories are created. You can find links to all of her patronages here.

Forward Trust
Charity #: 1001701 
Patron (June 2021 - Present)
Patron of Action on Addiction (January 2012 - June 2021)

Forward Trust is a UK Addiction charity. The charity has treatment and rehabilitation facilities across England, and also provides support to individuals, the families and children of those with addiction.  Forward Trust also does work in the area of prevention, education, research, workforce development, and advocacy. 

Kate was previously patron of Action on Addiction, which merged with Forward Trust in 2021. Action on Addiction was one of Kate's first patronages. 

Action on Addiction was itself formed in 2007, with the merger of three addiction charities: Action on Addiction, the Chemical Dependency Centre, and Clouds. Sarah, Duchess of York was previously Patron of the Chemical Dependency Centre (?-?). 

Family Action 
Charity #:  264713 
Joint Patron (December 2019 - Present)

Family Action is a UK based charity that works directly with vulnerable or disadvantaged children and families. The charity's work issues dealing with issues relating to financial hardship, mental health and emotional wellbeing, social isolation, parenting challenges, domestic abuse, and substance misuse. The charity's supporting local organizations and professionals across the UK thought grants, training and consultancy services. 

Previous Patrons:
  • Queen Elizabeth (1953-2019)
  • Queen Mary (?-1953)

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Duchess Kate's Official Patronages - Young People

In an effort to kept things organized this section features only Duchess Kate's Young People related patronages.  You can find links to all of her patronages here.

Charity #: 1040756
Royal Patron (April 2013 - Present)
Patron of the Art Room (Janurary 2012 - January 2018)

Place2Be is a charity that works to improve the mental health and emotional well-being of children. They currently support over 200 schools nationwide. Place2Be provides schools with trained counselors and therapist to work with children, parents, teacher and other school staff. 

The charity also provides art therapy for children 5 to 16-year-olds with emotional and behavioral difficulties. Place2Be runs 8 Art Rooms in Oxfordshire, London, and Edinburgh. Place2Be's art rooms were originally run by a separate charity, the Art Room.


Place2Be and the Art Room merged in January 2018. Before that Kate was patron of the two separate charities (Art Room since January 2012 and Place2Be since April 2013). 


Charity #: 1077106
Patron (February 2016 - Present)

The Anne Freud Centre is a UK children's mental health charity. They offer a wide range of services (therapy, support, training) to children, families, and schools. 


They also provide training for mental health professionals and carries out research.  


Action for Children
Charity #: 1097940
Patron (December 2016 - Present)

Action for Children is a charity that supports v
ulnerable and neglected children and young people, and their families, throughout the UK. They help with family support, foster care, adoption, child neglect, and 
disability respite therapy.

Previous called the National Children's home, the charity was founded in 1868 as a home for London's street children. 

Queen Elizabeth II was patron (?-2016). 

Charity #: 306101
Joint President (Sept 2020-Present)

The Scouts is the largest Scouting organization in the United Kingdom and is the UK's recognized member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement. The association has various youth programs for people aged between 6 and 25. And works to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.

The association was previously called the Boy Scouts Association. When it was founded in 1910, only boys age 11 t0 18 were able to participate. It has since expanded its age requirements and allows in girls. 

Duchess Kate is Joint President with the Duke of Kent (1975-Present) (Joint President with Duchess Kate starting in 2020). The Queen is Patron (1952-Present) 

Previous Patrons: 
King George V (1912-1936)
King Edward VIII (1936)
King George VI (1937-1952)

Previous Presidents:
Prince Arthur, The Duke of Connaught (1913-1942)
Prince Henry, The Duke of Gloucester  (1942-1974)

Duchess Kate's Official Patronages - Health Care

In an effort to kept things organized this section features only Duchess Kate's health care related patronages.  You can find links to all of her patronages here.


East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH)
Charity #: 1069284
Royal Patron (January 2012  - Present)


EACH was one of Kate's first patronages. The charity provides care and support (both physical, emotional, social & spiritual) for children with life-threatening conditions in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk, and Suffolk. It also provides support & relief for their families. EACH currently has three hospices in Ipswich (The Treehouse), Milton (Cambridge) and Norfolk (Nook).

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Charity #: 213280
Patron (Feburary 2018 - Present)

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is a professional association founded in 1929 for people working in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.  The association includes both people with and without degrees in medicine. The association was granted it's royal charter in 1947. 

Queen Mum was Patron (1947-?). 

Nursing Now Campaign
Charity #: 1089849 (Burdett Trust for Nursing) 
Patron (Feburary 2018 - Present - May 2021)

Nursing Now is a 3-year international campaign to raising the profile and status of nursing worldwide. The campaign was officially launched in February 2018 by Duchess Kate. 

The campaign was created as a result of the 2016 Triple Impact report. The report found that empowering nurses would help to improve health globally, gender equality and build stronger economies. The Campain is being run by the Burdett Trust for Nursing, in collaboration with the International Council of Nurses and the World Health Organization.

Evelina London Children’s Hospital
Charity #: 1160316 (Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust)
Patron (December 2018 - Present)

Evelina London Children’s Hospital is a London hospital for children and young people. It is a part of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. They provide comprehensive health services from before birth, throughout childhood and into adult life. They provide an extensive range of specialist services for children with rare and complex conditions from across south London, Kent, Surrey, and Sussex.

Charity #: 1186569 (Association of NHS Charities)
Joint Patron (December 2020 - Present)

NHS CHarities Together is a membership organisation representing, supporting, and championing over 140 NHS Charities. NHS Charities Together provides a forum for nationwide fundraising and advocacy campaigns; specialist advice and guidance; bespoke conferences and training opportunities, as well as access to online resources and support.

Prince William has been Joint Patron along with Duchess Kate since December 2020. 

Duchess Kate's Official Patronages - History

In an effort to kept things organized this section features only Duchess Kate's History related patronages.  You can find links to all of her patronages here.


Charity #:-
Patron (April 2013 - Present)

The Natural History Museum holds the world’s largest natural history collection. Kate's work as patron is to support the Museum, their research and education programs.


Foundling Museum 
Charity #: 1071167
Patron (March 2019 - Present)

 The Foundling Museum tells the history of the Foundling Hospital, a children's home founded in 1734 for the "education and maintenance of exposed and deserted young children." The Foundling Hospital was the UK's 1st children's charity. The charity still exists today in a new location under the name Thomas Coram Foundation for Children. 

The museum works with contemporary artists, writers, and musicians to develop learning programs that are meaningful for young people. 

Duchess Kate's Official Patronages - The Arts

In an effort to kept things organized this section features only Duchess Kate's Art related patronages.  You can find links to all of her patronages here.

Charity #: - 
Patron (January 2012 - Present)

The National Portrait Gallery was one of Kate's first patronages. The National Portrait Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. Kate's work as patron is to support the Gallery as well as to promote an appreciation of portraiture and support the organization's education and outreach programs.

Charity #: - 
Royal Patron (March 2018 - Present)

The Victoria & Albert Museum (The V&A) is one of the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design. It houses a permanent collection of over 2.3 million objects and includes many different mediums: architecture, furniture, fashion, textiles, photography, sculpture, painting, jewelry, glass, ceramics, book arts, Asian art and design, theatre and performance. The Museum is free to the public and open 7 days a week.  

The V&A got its start in 1951 when Prince Albert created "The Great Exhibition," the first-ever international exhibition of manufactured products. Profits from this exhibition were used to create a new museum in London. The Museum was called the Museum of Manufactures and was located in Marlborough House, then a royal residence. The Museum soon outgrew Marlborough House. When it moved to its current site in South Kensington, it was renamed the South Kensington Museum.

In 1899, Queen Victoria laid the cornerstone of the new Aston Webb building of the museum. In honor of Queen Victoria & Prince Albert's years of support, the museum was renamed The Victoria & Albert Museum. This was Queen Victoria's last official public appearance before her death.

The Royal Photographic Society (The RPS)
Charity #: 1107831
Patron (June 2019 - Present)
Honorary Member (2017 - Present)

The Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain is one of the world's oldest photographic societies, and the oldest in continuous existence. The Society was founded in 1853. The Society has over 11,000 members and runs more than 500 events throughout the United Kingdom and internationally

Past Patrons: 
  • Queen Victoria & Prince Albert (1853-?)
  • Queen Elizabeth (1952-2019)
Other Honorary Members:
  • Prince Philip
  • Duke of Kent

Duchess Kate's Official Patronages - Sports

In an effort to kept things organized this section features only Duchess Kate's Sport related patronages.  You can find links to all of her patronages here.


Charity #: 1111612
Patron (April 2013 - Present)

SportsAid is a charity that supports the next generation of British athletes (age 12-18), including those with disabilities. The charity provides these athletes with funding to meet the cost of training and competing.



Charity #: 1158670
Royal Patron (October 2014 - Present)

The Charity, 1851 Trust, was created by Ben Ainslie Racing to inspire, educate and promote young people, under the age of 25, from a diverse background (disabilities, foster care, bereavement, depression, bullying, poor economic background, etc.) to get involved with sailing and the marine industry.

Charity #: -
Patron (December 2016 - Present)

All England Club is the tennis club where the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament is held every year. It is located in Wimbledon, London in England. 

Previous Patrons: 
Queen Elizabeth (1952-2016)

Previous Presidents: 
Duke of Kent (1968-2021)

Charity #: 1148421 (The LTA Trust)
Patron (December 2016 - Present)

The Lawn Tennis Association is the governing body of tennis in Britain. LTA works to promote tennis by supporting clubs, coaches, tournaments, etc., developing tennis programs, and creating initiates to get more people to start playing Tennis.

Duchess of Gloucester is the association's Honorary President (?-Present). Queen Victoria was patron (?-?). Queen Elizabeth II was patron (?-2016). 

Monday, 24 June 2019

Chart of Attendance in the Royal Box at Wimbledon (2015-2019)

For the past few years, we have tracked royal attendance at the annual Wimbledon Tennis Tournament. You can find a list of Royals & Extended family attending each year, broken down by day, here. This chart is just to summarize and compare year to year.

We are only counting attendance in the Royal Box. We haven't included extended family on this chart.

Green - Patron/President of All England Club or the Lawn Tennis Association

**Attendance will be updated after the tournament is over.**

Royal 2015 2016 2017 2018
2019
2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
British Royals
Duchess Camilla  1 1 - 1 1 -
Prince William 1 1 1 1 1 1
Duchess Kate 1 2 2 2 3 3
Duchess Meghan - - - 1 1 -
Prince Andrew 1 1 1 1 - -
Countess Sophie 1 1 1 1 1 1
Duchess of Gloucester 4 3 4 4 2 1
Duke of Kent 6 6 7 6 6 7
Duchess of Kent - - 1 1 - -
Prince Michael of Kent 1 2 3 3 3 3
Princess Michael of Kent 3 3 3 4 3 -
Princess Alexandra 1 1 1 1 1
Foreign Royals
Prince Albert of Monaco 1 - 1 - 1 -
King Juan Carlos of Spain - - 1 - - -
Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark 1 1 - - 1 -
Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia  - 1 - - - -

2020: Wimbledon was canceled due to Coronavirus Pandemic. 

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Sunday, 16 June 2019

Order of Garter Service

The Order of Garter is the UK's highest honors and is personally given by the Queen. The order is limited to 24 members, plus the Monarch, members of the British Royal Family and Foreign Monarchs.

The Order of Garter service is held each year on either the 1st or 2nd Monday for Trooping the Colours. The service is attended by all the British members of the order (if they are able) and their spouses. We only see extended family when a person is being invested.

Foreign Monarchs usually only attend when they are invested and on extra special years, like the Queen's Golden Jubilee.

Schedule 
  • Invest new members in the Throne room at Windsor Castle
  • Lunch at Windsor Castle
  • Walk to St. George's Chapel (3 PM)
    • Queen arrives by Car
  • Service at St. George's Chapel 
  • Carriage & Car Procession back to Windsor Castle 
Current Knights and Ladies of the Garter

British Royals
The Order of Garter tends to only be given to royals born into the Royal Family, and the spouse of the Monarch.

British Royals are usually appointed on St. George's Day (usually April 23rd), but are not officially invested until the Order of Garter Service.

Royal Year appointed Year Invested Age at Investment Number
Queen Elizabeth
(Then Princess)
1947 1948 (600th Anniv of Garter) 22 L 5
Prince Philip 1947 (Day before wedding) 27 902
Prince Charles 1958 (Year he was made Prince of Wales) 1968 19920
Duke of Kent 1986 (50th birthday) 1987? 50 966
Princess Anne 1994 1994? 43 L 9
Duke of Gloucester 1996 1997 53 884
Princess Alexandra 2003 2003 66 L 10
Prince Andrew 2006 2006 46 997
Prince Edward 42 998
Prince William  2008 (1000th Knight) 2008 25 1000

Foreign Royals

Only Foreign Monarchs are made Stranger Knights and Ladies Companion of the Order of Garter.  (Mostly it is just given to European Monarchs.)

Monarchs are usually appointed to the order during a State Visit, but not officially invested until they attend an Order of Garter Service.

Royal Country Year Appointed Year Invested Number
Queen Margrethe Denmark 1979 1980 L 7
King Carl Gustaf Sweden 1983 1985 963
King Juan Carlos Spain 1988 1989 970
Princess Beatrix
(Then Queen)
Netherlands 1989 1990 L 8
Emperor Emeritus Akihito
(Then Emperor)
Japan 1998 ? 985
King Harald Norway 2001 2002 990
King Felipe Spain 2017 2019 1009
King Willem-Alexander Netherlands 2018 2019 1012

24 Members

The 24 members of the Order are all British Citizens, who receive the honor in recognition of their public service. They are usually appointed to the order on St. George's Day (usually April 23rd), but are not officially invested until the Order of Garter Service.

SpotNameYear InvestedNumber
1Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover 1992976
2Lord Ashburton1994979
3Sir Timothy Colman 1996983
4The Duke of Abercorn1999986
5Field Marshal Lord Inge2001988
6Sir Antony Acland 2001989
7Lord Butler of Brockwell 2003992
8Lord Morris of Aberavon2003993
9Sir John Major2005996
10Lord Luce2008999
11Sir Thomas Dunne 20081001
12Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers 20111002
13Lord Boyce 20111003
14Lord Stirrup 20131004
15Baroness Manningham-Buller 20131005
16Baron King of Lothbury20141006
17Lord Shuttleworth 20161007
18Sir David Brewer20161008
19Viscount Brookeborough
(Queen's 100th Investment)
20181010
20Lady Mary Fagan20181011
21Marquess of Salisbury 20191013
22Lady Mary Peters20191014
23Vacant--
24Vacant--

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Royal Ascot Carriage Procession - 2019

During Royal Ascot, the Queen rides in the carriage procession each day, with other members of the Royal Family and special guests. There are usually 4 carriages, each with 4 people. The Queen always rides in the 1st carriage. The Carriage Procession begins at 2:00 PM. (Not every royal in attendance rides in the carriage procession.)

Who will be in the Royal Ascot Carriage Procession is not usually announced in advance. 
For Foreign Royals, Royal Family is in (Green).


Day 1 - Tuesday 18th
  • Carriage 1 
    • Queen Elizabeth 
    • King Willem-Alexander & Queen Maxima (Netherlands)
    • Prince Andrew
    • Carriage 2
      • Prince Charles & Duchess Camilla
      • Prince William & Duchess Kate
    • Carriage 3
      • Princess Anne
      • Prince Edward & Countess Sophie
      • Lord de Lauley
        • Master of the Horse 
    • Carriage 4
      • Princess Alexandra
      • Princess Beatrice 
      • Princess Eugenie
      • Edward Young
        • Queen's private secretary 
      • Vice Admiral Tony Johnstone-Burt
        • Master of the Royal Household

    Day 2 - Wednesday 19th
    • Carriage 1 
      • Queen Elizabeth 
      • Prince Charles & Duchess Camilla
      • Viscount Brookeborough
        • Queen's Lord in Waiting
    • Carriage 2
      • Prince & Princess Michael of Kent
      • Countess Mountbatten of Burma
        • Prince Philip's Cousin
      • Mark Prescott
        • Race horse trainer 
    • Carriage 3
      • Lord & Lady de Mauley 
        • Lord de Mauley is the Queen's Master of the Horse 
      • Viscountess Brookeborough
        • (Husband is in 1st carriage with the Queen)
      • Lieutenant Colonel Charles Richards
        • Deputy Master of the Royal Household 
    • Carriage 4
      • Charles & Agnieszka Butter
        • Charles is a friend of the Royal Family
      • Annabel Whitehead
        • Queen's lady-in-waiting
      • Mark Magee
        • Wessexs' Deputy Private Secretary 

    Day 3 - Thursday 2oth
    • Carriage 1 
      • Queen Elizabeth 
      • Prince Andrew
      • Princess Anne & Vice Admiral Sir Tim
      • Carriage 2
        • Princess Eugenie
        • James Fellowes
        • Viscount & Viscountess Brookeborough
          • Viscount is Queen's Lord in Waiting
      • Carriage 3
        • Peter & Autumn Phillips
          • (Princess Anne's son & daughter-in-law)
        • Zara & Mike Tindall
          • (Princess Anne's daughter & son-in-law)
      • Carriage 4
        • Lord & Lady Fermoy
          • Family friend
        • Rupert &  Vanessa Fairfax
          • Owns saddle company
      Day 4 - Friday 21st
      • Carriage 1 
        • Queen Elizabeth
        • Peter Phillips
          • Queen's grandson
        • Lady Helen Taylor & Timothy Taylor
          • Helen is the Duke  & Duchess of Kent's daughter
      • Carriage 2
        • Lady Alexandra Etherington & Mark Etherington
          • Alexandra is a great-great-granddaughter of King Edward VII
        • John Warren & Lady Carolyn Warren
          • John is the Queen's Racing Manager
      • Carriage 3
        • William Vestey & Violet Vestey
          • William is the son of the Queen's former Master of the Horse
        • Luca Cumani & Sara Cumani
          • Luca is a horse trainer
      • Carriage 4
        • Major General Benjamin Bathurst & Mrs. Bathurst
          • Commander of the Household Division 
        • Annabel Whitehead
          • Lady-in-waiting
        • Major Nana Twumasi-Ankrah
          • Queen's Equarry
      Day 5 - Saturday 22nd
      • Carriage 1 
        • Queen Elizabeth 
        • Duke of York
        • William Vestey 
          • Son of the Queen's former Master of the Horse
        • John Warren
          • Queen's racing manager
      • Carriage 2
        • General Sir Adrian Bradshaw & Lady Bradshaw
        • Sir Peter Vela & Lady Vela
          • Peter is a horse breeder
      • Carriage 3
        • Ben Case  & Sarah Case
          • Ben is a horse trainer
        • Clive Webb-Carter  & Pippa Webb-Carter
          • Clive is a thoroughbred bloodstock consultant 
      • Carriage 4
        • Lady Alexandra Etherington & Mark Etherington
          • Alexandra is a great-great-granddaughter of King Edward VII
        •  Chris Waller & Stephanie Waller
          • Chris is a horse trainer